Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Sending Flowers When Someone Dies

Creative concept of an eco-friendly light bulb with a blooming miniature green world inside,symbolizing sustainable energy and environmental protection.Concept of environmental protection.AI generatedIn times of grief and mourning, it’s common to send flowers as a gesture of sympathy and support. However, there are many eco-friendly alternatives that can be both meaningful and sustainable. Choosing green options not only honors the memory of the deceased but also respects the environment. Continue reading Eco-Friendly Alternatives to Sending Flowers When Someone Dies

To View or Not to View, that is the Question

Open Casket ViewCOVID-19 impacts nearly everything in the world, including the funeral industry. Since March 2020, we have produced blogs about several such changes. Click here to read those posts. This week, we want to focus on the way that the Coronavirus affects a family’s decision about whether they should view the body of a loved one who died.

Wake vs. View 

After someone dies, people typically look for ways to show their respect to the family of the deceased. One way is to attend the funeral. Another is to show up for a “wake” or “viewing.” Pre-COVID-19, close family members often attended both the viewing as well as the memorial service. Continue reading To View or Not to View, that is the Question

COVID-19 & Death

COVID-19 DeathCOVID-19 emerged as a major viral player in March 2020, claiming one and a half million lives around the world. Over the past nine months, we have produced several blogs covering the subject. However, we have yet to discuss the actual morbidity rate relative to SARS-CoV-2. Therein lies the focus of this week’s post.

COVID-19 & Morbidity

COVID-19 affects people in myriad ways. In fact, infected persons report a wide range of associated symptoms ranging from the absence of any known side effect to severe illness and even, death. Continue reading COVID-19 & Death

How to Write a Thank-You Note After a Funeral

How to write a note to say thanksAs we officially enter the holiday season, now is the perfect time to focus on how to give thanks. In a previous post, we encouraged friends and family to take time to be thankful in the midst of grief. This Thanksgiving, we want to focus on another aspect of thankfulness…how to write a thank-you note when someone has helped you as you mourn.

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5 Pandemic Positives

Pandemic Positives Thumbs UpIt’s easy to focus on the negative side effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. With so much death, loss and change, many grow discouraged. As we’ve covered in several recent blog posts, much has changed in the funeral industry as a result of the Coronavirus. But rather than discussing the negative, we challenge you to consider the pandemic positives. Struggling to see them? Allow us to point the way! The pandemic has enabled you to:  Continue reading 5 Pandemic Positives